The taintedblood Timeline - what really happened...
"There was a problem of non-A, non-B hepatitis related to freeze-dried factor VIII and IX, both of NHS and commercial types imported from Austria and the USA. ...[Deleted name] described a recent study at the Royal Free Hospital of 11 selected patients of whom 8 received commercial concentrate, 2 NHS concentrate, and 1 cryoprecipitate." (page 2, paragraph 4, lines 1-6)
"Experiments so far showed that there were probably 2 types of non-A, non-B hepatitis associated with factor VIII. The second type had been produced by the same batch of 'HEMOFIL' which was associated with the Bournemouth outbreak in 1974." (Page 3, point 4)
Note: These minutes also show that Factor IX was being made by Immuno Ltd. in Austria; which would therefore constitute a commercial import with regards to Factor IX. (Page 3, point 3.4)
Note: We would like to draw attention to the fact that the Immuno is listed here as manufacturing a Factor VIII product under the trade name Kryobulin. As we are aware that Immuno Ltd. was a commercial company, we can safely describe 'Kryobulin' as a commercial product. (See the additional source and the related entries link below).
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